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a great accomodation building character so our approach to replace the large fingertip with 3 ding buildings restore it and have a mid block building each designed by a different architecture team and they share a common and active frontage along the townhomes and four shared common spaces and a pattern of openings between building in the mid block and opportunities for the endangered pocket plaza punk waited by a plaza and the park that joe talked about under the underpass the streetscape has rich landscape and pocket parks doesn't with the dog park at the
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end is part of a landscape from 18 to 20th street dog park is that area underneath of the overpass quite tall about 50 feet and 9 thousand square feet there closed the dog park and lighting is all maintained by avalon bay a great compliment to a streetcar and then in 3 dynamics if indiana you see the fingertips become 30 pieces of architectures which step back and open up all that carefully worked out with the neighborhood i'm going to turn it over to owen. >> thank you owen with the planning and architect the south side of the site and the building slides ranked the
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existing former railway it is the industrial pass when trains roll up indiana street our building gives express to this rail easement we've divided the building into two pizza piece other than the south side on the left is following the level of the easement and there it was originally planned to 5 stories we've lowered it down to 4 stories from feedback from the neighborhood it has actually a long internal property line but still a facade to the street and we've reconciled this problem with vertical bay windows that
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protrude i understand i said street, and, secondly, by he south setting it back from the property line it t it protects the angle the easement to the north to the right is a anchoring ground floor lobby it has a nice feel and curving profile that provides light and air and more open face to the 3 public facades and acts its it way in transition to b and so building b consists of a line of townhomes in the next slide those are about 3 feet set back you get a nice continuous terrace and the stack of
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two-story bays on top of that horizon frame the next slide public department of transportation waited by a piece that encaps the lobby lodge and that's the central place the gathering areas for the push mid block on that site next slide the section you see the central practice these and it con strict the street and kaumgz the street and compliments the landscape footage next slide and to dan. >> daniel with solomon architect we're the architects for the northern section of the warehouse it's called a we've destined that as what we call a finger plan 3 particularly bars around the squared up and down the street
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along the freeway our design resonates with the qualities that gives dog patch pittsburgh that's special charm in several ways it picks out the the rhythms of the neighborhood vertically propositional to the neighborhood it replicates the handsome brick of the street building across the street with major openings gather into a double high quarter and deeply recuse as traditional brick masonry it creates a street footage along indiana with intriguing entries and the street footage is animated in the middle of of our
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stoops in the ground floor unit and in the south side with the glassy lounge and common dogwatch on the northern corner facing the new dog patch park thank you. >> so just to take a few minutes inform conclude thank you to the staff and also on the environmental side fantastic to work you with we've working hard to make sure we put this tangibly better we're proud we've done it testament to the project we have a unanimous endorsement and here to ask you to join and approve that
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project. >> (calling names). >> i live a block away from the site since this project is rather large for our small neighborhood no southerners from the neighborhood from the beginning, however the project sponsors engaged with the community and represented the project until they delivered the design and as was mentioned sdma you know unanimously supported the project 800 indiana street will bring significant and meaningful benefits to dog patch community and much needed housing and stunning architecture and new dog patch park i strongly encourage your approval. >> thank you. next speaker.
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and good afternoon rob pool again along the architects they presented the projects to us earlier this year our members were authentic it is not good the way it was along the transit line and by breaking it up into 3 spaces it created numerous streetscape improvements and gone above and beyond with their streetscape plan the dog park is a fantastic edition and overall this is a great project i hope you support it as is on behalf of the coalition happy holidays
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happy new year and all that you do thank you. >> next speaker >> good afternoon again, i'm janet the president of the dog patch neighborhood association i'm here he representing the neighborhood we met with the project sponsor for a couple of years now and they have done a great job actually redesigning the project from the original project the previous owner we're thrilled what they've come up with to get a great design for the neighborhood one of our concerns was being able to see potrero hill from dog patch the previous design eliminated that they've done a good job we don't feel cut off from potrero hill we asked for 3 bedroom units we're really to to ask all the developers they're doing that putting that in for us
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streetscape is really great we're looking forward to that the off leash dog park we hope the city will finally endorse the non off park it is a people park bus a de facto dog park we hope this will help the neighborhood so in general it is a good project one of the things we discussed we didn't feel was happening it the on site affordable housing we ask we would like to have that in our neighborhoods specifically because the neighborhood is becoming very you know, if you will upscale nothing affordable so to keep affordable housing but i'm sure they'll continue to work without and it will be
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whatever it is so i think a that's about it in general we're happy about the project they've been great to work with and we're looking at to it going forward. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> good evening, commissioners joel electric local 6 i'm speaking in favor of two projects with that said, i'm having more taking points i'm familiar with the site i was employed on a project on third and had lunch in the park this project is definitely desirable and necessary we've reached out to avalon bay through the dna we're confident it will assist
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local businesses and contractors if san francisco we'll be urging local electricians in san francisco and spend their money in san francisco and awe prince and funding our program in if the local 6 my own hauling hall and i'm in favor of the project i courage our support in pushing it through thank you. >> thank you is there any additional public comment seen none, public comment is closed. commissioner moore. >> when we have a project of this size and everything agrees i can only say congratulations
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to all it is hatred to bring a big project for the record in a collaborative and supportive effort i couldn't be more happy particularly today to say this is when i'd like to add i believe this project is creative and whimsical and the reason why i'm saying that is the following we have a variety of for large projects a variety of building massing and building expression we have a whole new convenient calorie that gives us a sense of place and emphasis on trying large open space together with streetscaping improvements which in an area we're going to have a lot of changes and i couldn't be
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happier i would consider living there that's not in the cards having said that, i want to ask the folks one question your facade the west common west facing facade looking at towards the freeway is a tenth of a mile-long i have a concern that particular facade didn't have a civic diverse enough expression he while we're experiencing it on the freeway driving i want it to be the same architecture i want to know there's a residential building on the other side that has expression there's a civic side i don't see here i want to ask to make it more of a two sided building i
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believe that freeway architecture unfortunately, we have 2 freeway architecture by needs to have a user friendly side i understand the rooms that are facing it you have a are corridor and access to boormdz to get the but for but i want to see more variety on the ocean side otherwise you have my one hundred percent support to move forward. >> commissioner oh, sorry. >> is it possible to make a quick response. >> go ahead. >> i might put an image up there's an i am in the packet we give this a lot of thought, of course that piece ties together the building and the building forms an acoustic buffer to the neighborhood but it is where the
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circulation is on the building what we have come up with at this point though definitely a piece of earth that wraps around creating a nice eloquent course element as you come down the freeway so the commissioners we're proposing as you say long commissioner a series of sculpted pieces they breakdown this great color of materials and those openings between them you get light into that calibration the south light and in the evening we've litter that we have to keep in mind that facade is on 25 feet total in terms of what sticks up the
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freeway there's a lot of vegetation and there's a significant amount of trees but we thought of 43 it in terms of something that is in motion and we're concerned about the impact of lights and on the folks up the hill looking down from potrero hill the only place from potrero hill is the residents we couldn't find a view i appreciate the comment but we thought of it as something you view in motion and something pleasant to be in and have a presence in the evening and something also in some sense has kind of what is the right word industrial or whatever quality so that's our reason. >> commissioner johnson. >> thank you very much i'm in port of the project but avalon is working with the
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developer on their project on indiana my main question and brought this up it is next to 280 of it gets knocked down we're looking at this building seeing the highway section i appreciate the ventilation facility i understand that the radioactively core spaces are generally not considered an exposure zone for people with forgetting the wording right now and the receptors. >> yes. federally speaking you're not sitting out there all day long but you know on of a person might live they're having
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an open courtyard and building literally on the other side of the building from 280 doesn't seem comfortable socially or also from a health prospective i'd like to know who asked about the sequa i'd like someone 40 from avalon or potentially the architect to comment on the only courtyards and whether they cancer other ways of appealing it with the ventilation or something to mitigate what i'm talking about. >> before i we are that we take the opportunity to visit where the bay bridge comedy, get you a tour they have a rooftop it is actually where the rooftop we
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toured the rooftop it was a sunny day and you couldn't hear the freeway from a shielding standpoint there is a way to perhaps comment more but it was pretty amazing to be on the roof and the freeway you couldn't sense the impact. >> i actually was supportive because of the building right next to the bay bridge i've not noticed that personally i was thinking about the ventilation i know what you're talking about that is more appealing and the seating is away from the highway and you're not breathing in the highway air. >> and so i want to let the arithmetic talk about that one for the record we're going to be
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filtering so the roof decks you're asking about again i'll let the designers talk about it i will continue to look at the dimensions between the roof deck we can do a lot of things with the design and as a potential resident as commissioner moore was interested in moving in if commissioner moore moves in we'll be happy the choice to have a roof deck it feels different not being able to offer that amenity but there's a lot of things the park is across the street and courtyards that people will be free to use rather than depraif of another
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amenity the street side nice south facing we think those will be well-used and appreciated amenity and you know we can do what we do given the site - >> before the architect comes up i think you've answered my question the roof deck or no one for building b or c i'll say keep it it adds to the kraks of the building and where people are and the community this and the block i would say that i start noticing that people are not using it going back to my comments put a fan up there or something to ohmmeter those responses. >> i appreciate the comments that is a good comment and suggestion to think about we're
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as far away the rooftop are 50 feet away from the roof deck it is about a variety of open space with the public and private envelope i think it is tough to do much more in particular from the freeway so most of it will fall closer to the freeway we've done what we can in terms of placing those roof decks. >> commissioner antonini. >> i'm going to move if i can an intent to adapt the sequa findings. >> the motion to intent to approve would be better with a coupled with a meeting in january. >> there's a motion to intent to approve the authorization and also my motion to continue to
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continuance to january 8th, 2015. >> second and commissioner richards. >> i think you pretty much hit a home run i like the 3 architects i wish scott wiener we had larger projects that had this confluence of design i like the amenities the courtyards are setting a standard what i look for in large projects in the future this is a wow. standard i like urging the local firms for hire i have a question on the rental affordability i know when we have affordability maybe director ram or staff sir, you help refresh my memory. >> they've agreed to pay the affordable housing fee if on
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site they'll have to have a hawkins agreement in place as well as the affordable housing agreement and the only option on site the hallway sins e kins agreement the city grants them exceptional zoning congressman's or amenities in zoning because of court rulings at the state level we certainly can't require that but they have the restrictions in providing on site unless exceptional amenity the city is providing for them thank you. >> commissioner hillis. >> well, i would add i've worked open parcel c without you dividing it up it's been interesting drooefg by and seeing it go up i think i did a better job that one look good
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also but thank you - >> we have the scaffolding coming down and owens look more distinct than did other one change the facade and make it look different without it backing b.c. being a different building you go the next step its a project when we do larger projects thank you to the dah dog patch. >> i want the department to hold is an additional discussion on the western facade i'm not talking about the chronicle - when you see it ten times we can
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add a tweak of something else i'll deeply appreciate that the building separation you're doing with caution is not particularly deep so there is still the feeling when you drive it is just one building think about it one more time and expand the conversation i'm not quite sure we have all the makers the motion. >> yes. i'll accept that a suggestion to work with staff on. >> is that amenable. >> thank you, commissioners. >> you want to pasture make sure does the gentleman have questions. >> i think i understand work on refinancing the highway facade that articulates the 3 distinct
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mass and that could be subtle it can be not in coloring i leave that up to and discretionary and with conditions that the project sponsor continue working with staff on the design for it the freeway side continuing to january 8th commissioner antonini arrest commissioner hillis commissioner johnson commissioner moore commissioner richards commissioner fong and commissioner president wu so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to zero and place you on our discretion. >> we'll take a real quick 5 minute break. >> december 18, 2014 i would
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of the public and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. commissioners we left off in our discretionary review calendar item 14 at is that stein street under the discretionary review. >> again and again good evening i've david lindsey of the department staff this is a discretionary review of a building permit application that proposed a two-story in addition 2 1/2 story over garage family house the third story and the addition the project will add approximately, six hundred and 60 feet of space to the house located mid block on steiner street between back to the drawing board in the pacific
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heights the subject block faces slops laterally north and south the project compiles with the planning code and consistent with the guidelines and the notification neighborhood notification was initialed on september of 22 the request for discretionary review was submitted by the owner and resident on sterner streetcar north of the subject property the department received four letters of opposition if to the project 3 from vallejo street and one prove or disprove on steiner street since the staff analysis was


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